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January 21, 2020

To Fly Like That

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In the weeks before our wedding, Olivia and I were given a lot of advice from older married couples. I’ve forgotten most of it. I do remember feeling overwhelmed by the number of times we received counseling on how to resolve disputes, the...

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October 11, 2019

How Do Bruderhof Members Vote?

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Some of us get really excited about this stuff. Raised voices. Flapping arms. Stomping. I’m sorry to say that the arguments occasionally degenerate to the point where people’s faith is called into question. Does it matter? I think it does. As a...

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September 13, 2019

Things I Took for Granted

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What I felt most strongly on seeing him was that he was my brother and I loved him; I had never realized how much. There was not much I said to him. His medical situation seemed so fragile I hardly dared to touch him, but I did put my hand on his. I...

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July 22, 2019

Christians Don’t Throw Acorns (And Other Things You Should Know Before Visiting the Bruderhof)

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You will most definitely not experience any kind of retreat on a stay at the Bruderhof. There will not be hushed voices in the breakfast room with sunlight filtering through the hanging geraniums, people padding over the carpet in stocking feet. No...

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